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Bishop calls faithful to welcome the stranger

By Katherine Long, Editor Bishop Robert J. Cunningham called on the faithful to support refugees in prayer and action during a Mass in Solidarity with Refugees and Exiles celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Feb. 5. “As people of faith, we cannot tolerate racial and religious injustice,” he said…





Catholic education celebrated at annual scholarship dinner

By Katherine Long Editor Catholic education was celebrated Jan. 27 as the Catholic Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse held the 11th Annual Light the Way Scholarship Dinner.    Bill Crist, diocesan superintendent, said the event served not only as a great way to kick off Catholic Schools…


Cheers, roars, and total silence at pro-life events

Diocesan pilgrims describe bus trip,rally, and march One pilgrim concluded, “It’s cool to be Catholic.” Another felt “an unforgettable sense of peace.” A third sensed “a unified resolve” to respect every life.     Hundreds of people from the Diocese of Syracuse attended the 44th annual March for Life on Jan. 27…


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Guardian Angel Society ready to dance, dance, dance

By Tom Maguire Associate editor Father Joseph Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society gets “down to earth” — on a busy, scuffed-up dance floor.    “Sweet Cabaret,” a fundraiser for the Society, is a Feb. 11 evening of dining, dancing, and desserts to celebrate 20 years of providing scholarships and mentor services…



Stem cells and sisterly love

Utica nurse becomes patient to save sibling By Tom Maguire Associate editor The “prayer warriors” have mobilized, and the target is a miracle.    Susan M. Januszewski, RN, turned from nurse to patient when she donated her stem cells in the hope of saving her “very kind and loving” sister who…